I met CC in college, and years later we both ended up working in the same building. I'm loving the design work she's doing at Nick and her incredible sense of style. Be inspired to have fun and be yourself. Love this pic, CC!
Who? CC Bursell, 29 yrs.
Where? I live in Brooklyn, Although I came to America by myself when I was 20 from the south of Sweden. (I had to put that southern mention in because we are so different than the rest of the Swedes. As in dope. heehee)
What do you do? I'm a Senior Graphic Designer for Nickelodeon (print/off-air) and I do a ton of work as a freelance designer also. Other than that I pretty much do exactly what I want to do or find a way to do it in the near future. I get it all in.
What inspires you? The funny thing about me being a designer (that my fellow nerd designer friends always make sure to make fun of and point out) is that I NEVER go to museums. Really. I only go to art shows on opening night when there is an open bar. So the answer must then be TRAVELING, PEOPLE & MUSIC & ANYTHING THAT I CAN WEAR! Kicking it at home watching TV or in the club with my friends–it works like a charm every time!(is there such a thing as too much hip hop, I don't think so?) I love being in New York City, because I feel so at home (i.e.
no one is looking at me like I'm crazy for what I'm wearing) and the diverse PEOPLE that I meet here, inspire me every day. Just the fact that you can still meet new best friends in your later 20's. Totally awesome dude.
Why are you fly? I'm fly cause I'm hot, I'm hot cause I'm fly. (ok so maybe a stole that from a song, but whatever you get it)
Advice: Do not take stuff for granted, and keep pushing to better yourself. I feel like I'm living the American dream, and I'm very thankful for it every day. I used to be the little girl with weird clothes (that I got for cheap) and crazy glasses (with an eye patch!-how did I survive that?). I guess my mom and dad raised me right because somehow I didn't care if people made fun of me back then, because I knew I was on to something. True, I didn't exactly know what/where/when but somehow I knew in the back of my
mind that someday I was going to live in a cool place, have cool friends, a cool boyfriend, & a cool job, with those nasty people now saying "oooh I just looooove your style" & "where can I get that?". And I'd answer: Well, you cant. Ha! No but seriously; Always look at where the critique is coming from. Unless
it is from someone who's opinion you truly respect, let it go and move on! Stay true to yourself, & things will eventually fall into place one day. So don't settle, surround yourself with people who let you do you. The same advice goes for your work place. I LOVE DESIGNING! So since my job is such a huge part of my life, I always try to make the best of it when I'm at work. You can be at the club till 4am as long as you finished your project beforehand, & you show up on time the next morning. Work hard then play hard. Don't complain. Just do it. Find the balance & make sure you enjoy life, do the things that make YOU happy and try to not step on too many toes in the process. ALWAYS approach new things with a positive attitude! That should be enough peppy slogans for today:)